Farmers to open Bank accounts in order to access financial services. Finance Fair Kasese in Progress.
2nd Batu Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair
Batu, 27 April 2016
A year ago AgriProFocus Ethiopia and OXFAM GB, in close collaboration with Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, organized in Batu a successful agribusiness finance fair which farmers took the stage.
In continuation of the results observed through that event the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair will be held on 27 April 2016 in the same city with the focus of assessing agricultural extension activities and the challenges of access to finance for horticultural farmers.
This event will include paper presentations from key actors in relation to access to finance for smallholder farmers, discussions with relevant government and private stakeholders, and an Exhibition by horticultural agribusiness organizations and farmers’ cooperatives in the area.
This is for the 9th Agribusiness Finance Fair for AgriProFocus Ethiopia to organize in different parts of the country with active partners like OXFAM GB.
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Are you an Agribusiness entrepreneur, Agric company, Agric input dealer, Transporter, Processor, Financial institution etc, utilize this opportunity to bring your product closer to your customers.
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AgriProFocus Innovation Community on Access to Finance in partnership with TRIAS Uganda, SNV, Masindi District Farmers Association (MADIFA) and Hoima District Farmers Association Organized yet another Regional and Final Finance Fair in the year 2015 that left no farmer in the garden! The Finance fair, which attracted a total of 300 purely farmers hailing from the districts of Masindi, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Hoima and Kibaale took place on the 13th November 2015 in Masindi. The enthusiastic farmers were taken through a facilitation and coaching session on the elements of financial management and brainstorming on the indicators of good financial management and risk mitigation measures. The coaching session also created a platform during which farmers cited challenges faced in accessing financial credit. It was good that the financial institutions including Centenary, Post bank, regional SACCOS, such as, MADFA SACCO, HO... Read more
We are already in advanced stages, and putting everything together to go to Masindi for an Agricultural Finance Fair, scheduled to take place on the 13th November, 2015.
If you missed the Mbale fair, here comes an opportunity for you to participate in the Masindi event. Book a stall now, and/or register your participation with us at your earliest.
For more details, please contact Rita Kusasira, the AgriProFocus Events Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call:+256 759 583 943
The two day fair attracted over 300 participants that included but not limited to producer organizations, financial service providers, agribusiness entrepreneurs and professionals, farmer organizations, insurance providers, cooperators, NGOs focusing on agribusiness and other agricultural value chain actors.
during the fair, both farmer groups and individual farmer entrepreneurs had an opportunity to interact with dif... Read more
AgriProFocus RD Congo a organisé une foire financière, du 30 juillet au1erAoût 2015, à la paroisse Saint Pie X de Murhesa, dans le Territoire de Kabare.
L'objectif de cette foire était de «soutenir le développement des exploitants agricoles en leur favorisant l'accès aux services financiers (surtout le crédit agricole) ». Ceci permettra d’introduire une culture de business et un système compétitif.
Durant 3 jours, les agriculteurs venus des différents territoires des provinces du Sud-Kivu et du Nord-Kivu ont exposés différents produits agricoles.
La foire financière agricole à débuter par la coupure du ruban symbolique par son Excellence Mme Adolphine Idumbo ACHILIA (Ministre Provinciale des Finances et de l’Economie). Dans son discours d’ouverture, elle a invité la population de Bukavu et ses environs, surtout les agriculteurs, à s’approprier cette foire surtout commercialiser leurs produits aliments.
Le Coordonnateur Pays d... Read more
AgriProFocus, 4C Association, Scopi (the Indonesian Coffee Plaform) and SCP (the Sustainable Coffee Program) will organize a finance fair focussing on Access to Finance for the Indonesian Coffee Value Chain. The fair will take place in Lampung from 25 till 27 August and will consist of;
Exhibition / Fair: open for financial service suppliers, coffee cooperatives, coffee processors and those offereing services to the coffee value chain, to disblay their products and services.
2 day conference: Where issues regarding Access to Finance in the Indonesian Coffee Value Chain will be discussed.
Field visit: the intention is to visit at least one coffee producer group and a processor.
and a coffee innovation contest.
To follow the program closely as it evolves, please check our Coffee Finance Fair Page regularly. If you would like to know more about possibilites to participate as an exhibitor or speaker during the conference, please so not hesitate to contact our AgriProFocus Indonesia coordinator,... Read more
With Rahel Bekele, Agriculture Service Advisor (OXFAM, Ethiopia Programme)
"It is always good to join hands in any development efforts, as partnership and alliance building is strength."
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My name is Rahel Bekele graduated with a Masters Degree from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, USA on Advocacy, Planning and Program Development. I have a diverse work exper... Read more
Since 2012, AgriProFocus Ethiopia has been organizing agribusiness Finance Fairs which comprise not only agricultural market places, but also paper presentation and panel discussions focused on access to finance, as well as field visits as experience sharing opportunity.
The eighth Finance Fair was organized in Batu (some 165 km south of Addis) in collaboration with OXFAM and its local partner Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, on March 27 and 28, 2015. And it was in this event that farmers took the stage to explain their current situations regarding access to finance.
As Batu, a city in central rift valley, is the center of enormous Oromo people traditions, the Finance Fair was opened by the respected blessings from Aba Gedas (elders and leaders of the Oromo ‘Geda’ system). A group of Oromo women, wearing attractive traditional clothes and singing their spirit-lifting Oromifa songs, have ma... Read more
AgriProFocus Ethiopia, together with Oxfam, will organize the 8th Agribusiness Finance Fair in Batu/Ziway (Central Rift Valley) on March 27-28, with a motto “Improving Farmers Access to Financial and Agricultural Services”.
The objective of the Finance Fair, as you can imagine, is to bring together the demand and supply of agricultural finance in the presence of all stakeholders, such as the Government, NGOs, Financial Institutions, and Farmers Cooperatives that are actively engaged in central rift valley area.
The Fair consists a Marketplace which various financial, agricultural and developmental organizations will exhibit their products, services and projects. More over Paper presentations based on a specific theme of access to finance will take place. The second day of the event is reserved for field visits to successful farmers’ organizations and project implementations, as an experience sharing opportunity.
You are all invited to this eighth AgriProFocus Ethiopia Finance Fair.
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